Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Coffee and Walnut Battenberg Cake

Can you imagine it is the month of May and it is still Cold, Dark, Rainy Dull weather here.
All to all it is really depressing weather.
Every morning when I get up and listen to the weather news I am like oh Noooooooooo again the same dull weather. If there is a mirror in front of me I would even feel pity for myself seeing my depressed face because of hearing the weather news every morning.

I know if you are living in a warm country you woudn't understan what I am talking about as you will be saying huh why she is moaning about the weather.

My nieces who were with us for a month in April coudn't understand when we moaned about the weather in Belgium but now if you ask, both of them will say in Chorous oh yeahhhhh the moaning about weather ,well now we know what they are talking about, as when the kids were here they also had horrible weather.

Ok Now enough aobut all the moaning.
If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know I have made Battenberg Cake before and thag one was with Vanilla flavour, if you want to know more information aobut this History of this Cake and to see the special cake pan hope over to my earlier post.
Now this Battenberg cake is from British Chef Mary Berry.
I just lover her Baking, what ever I have made from her always come out perfect.

Few months back I saw how Cham made easy easy Wood Backdrops and from the time I have been wanting to make one but didn't had time, but then last weekend I was home alone after long so I did one, i didn't get the same effect as I wanted as my wood had a coating on top, but I think it is Ok, till I make another one with the correct wood








And if you are in Europe you would be familiar with the TV Show The Great British Bake Off which I am. And this is one of the recipe from Mary Berry which the contestants had to make.
Ofcourse they had a mich more difficult task than me as they didn't had a Battenberg pan like me, so they had to make their own.
If you want to try the recipe you can try it from BBC website here.




16 comments:

Laavanya said...

A delicious cake that looks so pretty... bookmarked.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow looks stunning..love the pattern in ur cake

Priya Yallapantula said...

amazingly done, love your step by step pics.

Jaya said...

Fin,
It's same here moaning about weather...and top it all we all are under the weather change..this cake looks delish and like the wooden block work .lovely..hugs and smiles

Cham said...

The sun is scorching F. here. I prefer some cool weather rather than heat almost burning my skin.
I actually like the milk coffee color of ur board.
The cake pattern is stunning.

sra said...

I've seen cakes like this here but not with the icing all around them.

The weather - it's so hot here, it always is, and humid too. I wish I had cold, rainy, weather just for a little while.

Spice up the Curry said...

this is so amazing. lovely

Priya said...

Incredible cake, beautifully done..Seriously wish to have a slice rite now.

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

I didn't really like walnuts, but I'm slow learning to appreciate it. The walnut part looks tempting :-) I might make a cake just with that :-)

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

... just wanted to add, I'm a huge Mary Berry fan too. In fact, one of my first cookbooks was by her and I was about 13 when I brought it at a 2nd hand book stall in Bombay :-)

Chocolate Shavings said...

Love the step-by-step photos for this cake - it looks delicious!

Pragyan said...

"Can you imagine it is the month of May and it is still Cold, Dark, Rainy Dull weather here." I am with you. As I crib now that it is against my "principles" to wear warm clothes in May! ;) Nice cake - a new one for me - would love to try it soon! Thanks!

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Solama said...

I just discovered your blog 15 minutes ago and I love it!
Looking forward to browsing through your blog.

Love,
Solama

Angie's Recipes said...

This is too pretty to eat!

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Yes one of my fav show ... I used to watch that a lot when iwas there in UK. Cake looks awesome